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New possible dam collapse threatens the Brazilian accident mine

The alarm started early on Sunday, January 27, local time in a pond in the mining community Brumadinho, near the city of Belo Horizonte, located in eastern Brazil. Photo: Wikipedia, credit: TV NBR
The alarm started early on Sunday, January 27, local time in a pond in the mining community Brumadinho, near the city of Belo Horizonte, located in eastern Brazil. Photo: Wikipedia, credit: TV NBR
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Markku Björkman - 27 Jan 2019

In Brazil, authorities are warning about a new possible dam collapse in exactly the same mine complex where an accident on Friday 25 January caused at least 34 casualties, while 300 people are still missing, says Svenska Yle.

According to the authorities, this means that serious cracks have even occurred in the pond, which is close to the pond that collapsed on 25 of January.

Inhabitants were invited via loudspeakers to search for higher heights.

The pond, which now risks collapsing, also belongs to the mining company Vale, which has received extensive criticism for serious misdemeanours.

The Brazilian government decided to freeze three billion dollars of the company's assets, writes Svenska Yle, citing AP.

The company, which already received a fine of over $ 60 million, is most likely to pay huge sums in damages due to the accident

The accident dam was 42 years old and nearly 90 meters high, but Vale claims that it has been approved in security audits.

The property lies in the famous Cobalt province and is approximately 47 km south of the town of Cobalt. The picture shows an old mine in the town of Cobalt. In the early 1900s, the area was heavily mined for silver; the silver ore also contained cobalt. By 1910, the community was the fourth highest producer of silver in the world. Mining declined significantly by the 1930s, together with the local population. In late 2017 one publication referred to Cobalt as a ghost town, but the high demand for cobalt, used in making batteries for mobile devices and electric vehicles, is leading to great interest in the area among mining companies. Photo: Wikipedia, credit: P199
The property lies in the famous Cobalt province and is approximately 47 km south of the town of Cobalt. The picture shows an old mine in the town of Cobalt. In the early 1900s, the area was heavily mined for silver; the silver ore also contained cobalt. By 1910, the community was the fourth highest producer of silver in the world. Mining declined significantly by the 1930s, together with the local population. In late 2017 one publication referred to Cobalt as a ghost town, but the high demand for cobalt, used in making batteries for mobile devices and electric vehicles, is leading to great interest in the area among mining companies. Photo: Wikipedia, credit: P199

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Sotkamo Silver consists of the parent company, Sotkamo Silver AB, with one wholly-owned subsidiary in Finland: Sotkamo Silver Oy. Sotkamo Silver develops silver, gold and zinc deposits in the Nordic region. The Company has completed the Definitive Feasibility Study for the Silver Mine project and is working on project financing issues. Photo: Sotkamo Silver
Sotkamo Silver consists of the parent company, Sotkamo Silver AB, with one wholly-owned subsidiary in Finland: Sotkamo Silver Oy. Sotkamo Silver develops silver, gold and zinc deposits in the Nordic region. The Company has completed the Definitive Feasibility Study for the Silver Mine project and is working on project financing issues. Photo: Sotkamo Silver

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The joint initiative called HYBRIT of SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall – here with their three representatives at the fair, from right, Martin Pei technology manager at SSAB, Jan Moström CEO of LKAB and Martin Lindqvist, CEO of SSAB. HYBRIT is now on exhibit as an exciting sustainability collaboration at one of the worlds largest industrial trade fairs in Hanover. The CEOs of the three companies are in Germany to show the rest of Europe that it is possible to produce fossil free steel. Photo: SSAB

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